Velocity helps eradicate potholes in Brent with intensive two-year programme

The London Borough of Brent has completed an ambitious two-year programme to get rid of potholes and defects using Velocity Patching. In the largest ever spray-injection patching project ever undertaken in the capital, the local authority set out to visit every residential street in the borough. By using Velocity Patching, preventative maintenance was carried out […]

Kier Highways to maintain all technology assets in Area 13

Kier Highways will now mainatin all technology assets across Highways England’s Area 13 network, where it where it has delivered the Maintenance and Response contract for the last three years. This follows the end of the North West Regional Technology Maintenance Contract and is part of Highways England’s drive to integrate technology maintenance into all […]

HE encourages Kent and Essex SMEs to be part of Lower Thames Crossing project

Highways England is aiming to help businesses in Kent and Essex to be a part of the the Lower Thames Crossing scheme, by creating a database of local businesses and their specialists, which will be given to the main works contractors. HE hopes the Small Medium Enterprise directory will give firms the best possible chance to work on this […]

HERE launches Mapping-as-a-Service

Location data company HERE Technologies is introducing a mapping-as-a-service which it says is for enterprises wanting to create differentiation and reduce operational costs through building, maintaining, and using unique map datasets for advanced analytics and services. HERE says the offering is enabled by advanced platform functionality coupled with industry-leading map creation, processing and delivery capabilities. […]

Transport Scotland encourages more innovation in sustainable public transport

Transport Scotland has made £1 million available to encourage innovation in public transport technology solutions. The second and final round of the Mobility as a Service Investment Fund supports Scotland’s green recovery, and aims to make public transport easier while encouraging people away from single-occupancy car trips. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions at the […]

Driverless vehicle trial planned for Inverness by the summer

A driverless vehicle trial at a college campus in Inverness is being planned for the summer, as part of a wider European project helping cities plan their strategies. The HITRANS regional transport partnership was planning to trial a shuttle between the new railway station at Inverness airport, the terminal and nearby the nearby hamlet of […]

Yorkshire based company to help make cities ‘smarter’

A local technology start-up company in Yorkshire is playing its part to make some of its cities’ transport systems ‘smarter’. Slingshot Simulations, based in Leeds, is leading a government-backed project to create 3D models of York, Leeds and Hull and the areas around them, with the aim of improving their transport networks. Slingshot says its […]

Several companies win work on Greater Manchester highways framework

A number of companies have won contracts as part of the £300 million Greater Manchester highways maintenance framework, led by Stockport and Bury Councils. The framework, which is open to all Greater Manchester councils, has been used by Stockport Council to create contracts over four years, with options to extend by a further four years […]

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